Health policy and administration professor selected to national organization

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeah "Kyoungrae" Jung, associate professor of health policy and administration at Penn State, has been selected to serve as a member of the Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review. Her term began July 1 and runs through June 2025.

Jeah Jung, associate professor, health policy and administration Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

The HSOD study section reviews applications focusing on organization, delivery and utilization of health care services, as well as health outcomes specifically related to health services.

Members of the study section are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other scientific activities, achievements and honors.

“We are both pleased and proud that Jeah has been invited to this prestigious study section," said Christopher Hollenbeak, professor and head of the Department of Health Policy and Administration. "It is a recognition of her outstanding scholarship and her stature among health services researchers."

Study-section membership also requires a major commitment of professional time and provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the NIH grant review panel to ensure that NIH funds are allocated to high-priority and rigorous research,” says Jung. “Through this service, I hope to contribute to advancing health policy discussions and thereby improving care for patients.”

Jung’s commitment to HSOD is just one way that health policy and administration faculty are supporting the department’s vision of a vibrant academic community, nationally recognized for its capacity to produce innovative ideas and develop effective leaders working to improve the interface between individuals and the policy, finance and delivery systems that influence health and well-being.

Faculty of the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration are leaders in a number of the University’s research centers and institutes, and are prominent on editorial boards, grant review committees, and in professional organizations such as AcademyHealth, the Academy of Management, and the American Public Health Association.

To learn more about the Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) Study Section, visit

For more information on how Health Policy and Administration faculty members are increasing external engagement with community, government-based and private sector health partners, visit

Last Updated July 26, 2019